When Sex Isn’t Fun Anymore

by | Oct 4, 2017

Pleasurable sex is an important part of a good relationship, enhancing your life and that of your partner. Many couples start out having great sex, but time can take a toll. Often, couples just accept this waning of enjoyment when they might be able to make a few changes to improve their sex life. If your sexual well-being has suffered lately, consider making some adjustments.

Talk about it. Many people find it difficult to express their sexual needs but your partner can’t read your mind. Tell him explicitly what he can do to bring you to your peak. Or if that’s beyond you, try nonverbal ways of communicating. Help him help you. Guide his hand. Use your body language. Find a way to let him know what you need.

Take the time to de-stress. When you are tense or anxious, your body is less likely to respond well to sex. Ironically, a good orgasm is a great stress-reliever. But you need to relax and enjoy your partner and your body in order to get there. Reducing stress is good for you in all sorts of ways, so learn how to make your life less stressful in general. Meditate. Do yoga. Take walks in the woods. Whatever works for you.

When Sex Isn’t Fun Anymore Nancy'S Counseling Corner

Declare yourself Not Guilty. If you were brought up to believe sex was shameful or that you are undeserving of any pleasure, let alone sexual pleasure, it’s bound to affect you sooner or later. If you don’t pursue great sex because nice girls don’t do that, it’s time to get over it. You do deserve good sex and you don’t deserve the guilt that goes with it.

Get over your bad body image. Maybe you’ve gained a little weight. Or maybe you feel your body is not as beautiful as those airbrushed, photo-shopped women in magazines. Your partner will no doubt tell you that you look beautiful to him. Now if only you could believe that. If you’re not comfortable in your own skin, you may find it hard to luxuriate in a great sexual experience.

Get ready emotionally and physically. Yes, the brain is still the most important sex organ you have. So do light some candles and put on some soothing music. And give your body time to get physically ready as well as psychologically. Sometimes it takes awhile to get sexually aroused. Guide your partner to help stimulate you so you are physiologically ready—it’s a process that can’t be rushed.

Some of these changes are easier to make than others. It will take time and effort to conquer guilt, for example. You didn’t learn to feel guilty in a day. So it will take longer than a day to unlearn that habit. Be patient with yourself and avail yourself of counseling if that will help. A healthy sex life is a great reward.

Nancy Travers is an Orange County Counseling professional. If you need safe, effective counseling services, please get in touch. You can reach her here: https://nancyscounselingcorner.com/contact-us.

 

MARRIAGE COUNSELING

marriage counseling near me

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING

the best relationship counseling counseling near me orange ocunty

DIVORCE COUNSELING

remarkable divorce counseling in orange county

DEPRESSION COUNSELING

anxiety depression counseling in orange county marriage relationships couples

If you’re seeking compassionate guidance and professional support to navigate life’s challenges, Nancy’s Counseling Corner is here for you. Our dedicated counseling services are designed to provide personalized care that addresses your unique needs and goals. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, or seeking personal growth, Nancy is committed to helping you find your path to wellness.

Explore the range of services offered at Nancy’s Counseling Corner by viewing her counseling services. We provide individual therapy, couples counseling, family therapy, and specialized sessions tailored to your specific circumstances.

Our approach is centered on creating a safe, confidential, and nurturing environment where you can feel comfortable to open up and work towards positive change.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about how counseling can benefit you, contact us today. You can reach Nancy directly through email at info@nancyscounselingcorner.com or call us at +1(949) 510-9423. We’re here to support you on your journey to a happier, healthier life.

Remember, taking the first step towards healing is sometimes the most challenging part, but you don’t have to do it alone.

Nancy’s Counseling Corner is here to walk alongside you every step of the way. Let us help you start your journey to recovery and personal growth today.